Friday, November 06, 2015

Quote of the day......

"No more fatuous chimera has ever infested

the brain than that you can control opinions by law or

direct belief by statute, and

no more pernicious sentiment ever tormented

the heart than the barbarous desire to do so.

The field of inquiry should remain open, and

the right of debate must be regarded as

a sacred right."

-- William E. Borah(1865-1940) U. S. Senator

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It is dangerous to be right in matters

on which the established authorities are wrong.

-- Voltaire[Fran├žois Marie Arouet] (1694-1778)

A fool's errand......

Imitation is A fool's best errand.

Quote of the day.....

If ever a time should come, 

when vain and aspiring men shall possess 

the highest seats in Government, 

our country will stand in need of its 

experienced patriots to prevent its ruin.

--- US Founding Father Samuel Adams.

Thursday, November 05, 2015

Quote of the day.....

When any government, or any church for that matter, 

undertakes to say to its subjects, 

"This you may not read, this you may not see, 

this you are forbidden to know,

the end result is tyranny and oppression, 

no matter how holy the motives. 

Mighty little force is needed to control a man 

whose mind has been hoodwinked; contrariwise, 

no amount of force can control a free man, 

a man whose mind is free. 

No, not the rack, not fission bombs, not anything -- 

you can't conquer a free man; 

"the most you can do is kill him."

-- Robert A. Heinlein(1907-1988) American writer

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

True Compassion...

One can not be said to be truly compassionate

by/through earthly attachments ....

What is a Noble Act.....?

A reflection, A sentiment,

an act even in moderation

towards being Just and humane is

No less a Noble act.